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Appendectomy - Complications

Surgical

► Postoperative Fever

► The most common complication of appendectomy is infection of the surgical wound.
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► Intra-abdominal abscess (fluid), needing drainage.

► Paralytic ileus where the gut stops functioning. This usually happens if the appendix ruptures and causes diffuse inflammation.

► Deep Vein Thrombosis is rare complication and required further tests.

Anesthesia Related:  

Risks for any anesthesia include the following:

► Problems with breathing

► Chest infection

► Reactions to medications

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Frank_73 Tuesday, November 2, 2010

If a patient is having a high grade fever at the same time wheezes due to history of asthma but oxygen saturation is 99% on 2L/min via nasal prong. Which should be dealt first? my ineffective breathing pattern or fever"? Whaat can fever do with regards to my acute appendicitis?

sparky43 Saturday, August 28, 2010

how long should the durabond stay on the incesions?

LeoRa Saturday, May 29, 2010

Are there any contra indications for an appendectomy?

ramkk Thursday, April 8, 2010

good.

Erni93 Sunday, August 16, 2009

Is it true that swallowing types of seeds can cause appendicitis? Or if so, is it really really rare and I shouldn't worry about it?

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